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The item every budget savvy girl needs!

Everyone’s been raving about this product lately, and it’s not hard to see why. Am I talking about some new diet pill or new detox? Definitely not! This ‘new’ product is actually not so new and is a gift from mother nature – Coconut Oil! Just wait till you see how many ways you can use this incredible product.

Hair conditioner

Most conditioners that you can buy in the supermarket are not actually good for your hair. Whilst they provide a ‘quick fix’ and make your hair shiny for a few days, they actually strip your hair of vital nutrients and over time will damage your locks. Instead, use a small amount of coconut oil as a hair mask. Start from the roots and gently massage the oil throughout your hair. Keep it on for a few hours, or even better, overnight and wash it out in the morning. You will be amazed to see how shiny and healthy you hair will become! (Not to mention how great it will smell!)

Cooking Oil

Coconut oil is one of (if not the) healthiest oils you can cook with. Whilst some other oils may cause you to pack on the pounds, Coconut Oil will actually do the opposite. Many dieticians recommend using Coconut oil if you suffer from a sluggish metabolism as it will kick it into overdrive! It can also give a different delicious taste to your cooking. At least one tablespoon of Coconut Oil a day, and you’ll start to reap the health benefits!

Moisturizer

Once again, many store bought moisturizers are packed with artificial ‘fillers’ which are not actually good for your skin. A tiny bit of coconut oil can open your pores and leave you with a natural glow. At first you may find your face to be quite shiny, but the oil absorbs quickly into the skin and provides essential moisture. Just be aware that a little goes a long way – you only need about a 5cent piece amount for your whole face. A week using this as your moisturizer, and you’ll have everyone asking you if you’ve just come back from a vacation!

Toothpaste

Yes you can even use it as toothpaste! Don’t waste your money on expensive toothpastes promising to give you whiter teeth in 10 days! Instead, take some coconut oil and mix it with a little bit of baking soda. This is what will really give your teeth a deep clean and leave you with pearly whites!

Lip Balm

Do you suffer from cracked lips in the summer or winter? No problem! Just dab some coconut oil on them and before you know it they will be shiny and kissable once again! You can transfer the oil into a small container so you can carry it around with you in your bag.

One product, so many uses! Coconut oil is certainly a gift from heaven. Buy a jar and see how many products it will start to replace. The best bit about it? You only need a tiny amount for all the above uses, meaning one jar will last you a very long time. So what are you waiting for? Go out and buy a jar today!

About Jess

Jess hails from Sunny Australia and is the youngest of the frugal ladies. She loves shopping for a bargain, reading, watching movies and spends most of her life on the beach

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  • Cyndie

    I need to get some coconut oil!

    • Jess

      Seriously go and do it! You wont regret it!

  • I LOVE coconut oil! I use it for cooking and for beauty products – so fab!!

    • Jess

      Ahh a fellow Coconut Oil fan! So glad we discovered this amazing product 🙂

  • I always love to read home remedies and ways to save money!! Coming from MOON Group and hope your can join us at 15th Collective Social Bloghop w/Linky
    Have a great week!

    • Jess

      Sounds good Karren, I’ll be sure to join!